Nancy Webster Gleason

Social Sciences (Political Science)

Senior Lecturer
Director, Centre for Teaching & Learning

Contact No.: +65 6601-3652

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Dr Nancy Gleason is Director of the Centre for Teaching & Learning, where she is responsible for providing faculty development in teaching and student support in learning. She is a Senior Lecturer of Global Affairs in the Social Sciences Division as well. Her research focuses on pathways of globalisation, higher education, and the fourth industrial revolution. Dr Gleason is particularly interested in the distinctive pedagogy of liberal arts education. She has previously published on pathways of climate change governance.

Dr Gleason joined Yale-NUS College in 2014. In addition to her research and teaching she has assisted with the programme design of the Global Affairs major, the development of the College’s Peer Tutoring Programme and faculty peer observation processes. Prior to joining Yale-NUS, Dr Gleason was a lecturer at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. She received her BA from George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs, her MSc from the London School of Economics and her MA from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Dr Gleason received her PhD from the Fletcher School in International Relations.

Dr Gleason’s research focuses on the distinctive pedagogy of liberal arts education and what role it plays in the economy of the fourth industrial revolution. Artificial intelligence is changing the way we work and live. Higher education will need to change accordingly. Singapore has developed unique programmes to address the changes in employment patterns with a government-sponsored push to develop skills in lifelong learning and the development of “FutureSkills”. Dr. Gleason’s work looks at the programmes and processes unfolding in Singapore and around the world designed to create the necessary creative thinkers of tomorrow.

Gleason, N. “Higher Education: Preparation For The Fourth Industrial Revolution” in Science Workshop Proceedings Creativity Development And Opportunities For Business And Start Up Ideas, Hanoi University, Vietnam [Kỷ YếU HộI ThảO Khoa HọC Phát TriểN Năng LựC Sáng TạO Và Các Cơ HộI Cho Các Ý TưởNg Kinh Doanh KhởI NghiệP]. Forthcoming 2017

Gleason, N. “Higher education must prepare for the rise of the machines.” Times Higher Education, March, 2017.

Gleason, N. “Paris climate agreement good for more than the environment.” Straits Times, December 15, 2015.

Gleason, N. India and China: Key Players in Climate Governance. Centre on Asia and Globalisation, China and India Brief #64. December 8th, 2015.

Gleason, N., Major Emerging Powers in Sustainable Development Diplomacy Assessing their Leadership Potential, Global Environmental Change 22:915-924, 2012 [Co-Author M. Papa]

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